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Script Output:
id (+ / -) last_name (+ / -) first_name (+ / -) sales (+ / -)
1 Fuller Andrew 5000
2 Leverling Janet 6250
3 Buchanan Steven 3245
4 Peacock Margaret 4685
5 King Robert 5290
6 Andersen David 6420
7 Edwards Frank 3840
8 Richards Kate 4260
9 Jones Edward 3450
10 Callahan Laura 3675
11 Miller Greg 5640
12 Steel Tammy 3570
13 Dodsworth Nancy 2750
14 Nelson Beth 4345
15 Hopkins Peter 6710
16 Graham Chris 4050
17 Thompson Vincent 4820
18 Ostrander Ian 3965
19 Quinn Howard 5865
20 Smith Fred 6370
21 Ingraham Owen 4750
22 Youngs Quincy 4420
23 Zimmerman Walter 4980
24 Valentino Linda 2965
25 Underwood Debra 3790
26 Xavier Simon 5580
27 White Mark 4500

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This piece of sample code allows users to sort data from a database by simply clicking on the heading of the field they would like to sort by. It's relatively simple to implement and can make finding that certain database record much easier.

The code is pretty straightforward. Give it a look...

Alternate Version: Simpler Looking Header with Arrows

One of our readers recently sent me an email with some ideas to improve our database sort sample above. Here's a excerpt from that email:

Rather than have two links, '+' and '-', you can remember the current state in a variable and simply toggle between the two by clicking the field name itself. Or, as I've done here, provide feedback as to the order by using arrows.

The code that was sent worked fine, but was a little complex and was obviously taken from a highly modified version of the code. I've simplified things a bit and incorporated both suggestions: the simpler UI (just clicking on the field name) and the indicator arrows.

Database Sort (with Arrows)


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